Ed Soares: “I think the superfights are still on the table.”

Ed Soares: “I think the superfights are still on the table.”

When UFC middleweight Anderson Silva fell to Chris Weidman at UFC 162 in the fashion he was finished, the notion of an eventual meeting with light heavyweight champion Jon Jones seemed to evaporate into thin as did other potential “superfights”. While it’s true the likelihood of such scraps coming together did take a hit with the knockout loss, manager Ed Soares isn’t so sure fans won’t see “The Spider” showcase his skills in a few fantasy fights before hanging up his gloves for good.

“I think the superfights are still on the table. I think right now the superfights are in the future, but right now what should be on everyone’s mind should be the rematch with Chris Weidman,” said Soares in a conversation with Sherdog Radio. “If he comes back and beats Chris Weidman. I don’t see the reason why the superfights can’t happen.”

In addition to Jones, match-ups with welterweight king Georges St-Pierre and boxer Roy Jones Jr. were mentioned as possibilities. Of course, as Soares stated, Silva has to get by Weidman in their rematch at UFC 168.

Prior to his slip up, Silva had come out with his hand raised in sixteen consecutive clashes including wins over Forrest Griffin, Dan Henderson, Rich Franklin, and Vitor Belfort. He holds an overall record of 33-5 with 20 TKOs and six submissions.

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  • SBERG says:

    “I think the superfights are still on the table. I think right now the superfights are in the future, but right now what should be on everyone’s mind should be the rematch with Chris Weidman,” said Soares in a conversation with Sherdog Radio. “If he comes back and beats Chris Weidman. I don’t see the reason why the superfights can’t happen.”
    He really said this?……Wow , ya think ? Ty Captain Obvious.
    Look even if he never signed on for a rematch he would absolutely get a crack at Jones or GSP if they all agreed…..It’s ANDERSON FREAKIN SILVA…. Just absurd observations by Soares.

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  • THEGUNNER says:

    Roy jones vs gsp? I doubt it. Roy jones vs sonnen ill believe. Now that anderson sivas beatable everyine esoecially belfort wants a crack if sonnen had weidmans power I think he would of won his first bout with him.

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  • MickeyC says:

    With or without the loss silv & R Jones does not interest me at all.I had little interest in silve gsp before the loss, but has lost apeal since. With or.without the loss, with or without the belt silva J Jones is a fight aI want to see. Will I still if Chris wins the rematch? I do not know……..

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  • Dr.Stoppage says:

    Silva lost by being dumb.
    He got a helluva wake up because of it.
    For me, he’s still a main draw.
    Of course, maybe part of Weidman’s game plan was to lull Silva into a false sense of security.
    In which case, maybe I’m being lulled into a false sense of Silva still being a main draw.
    In any case, I just wanna see Silva actually TRY to win in the rematch.

    Has anyone fighter started an “I want Silva” campaign yet?

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